A Graveside service for Russell Everet Schmidt, 69, of Dickinson, formerly of Halliday, will take place on Friday, November 13, 2020 at the North Dakota Veteran Cemetery, Mandan ND. Military honors will be presented.
Russell passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Sanford Health, Fargo ND.
Russell Everet was born in Seattle, WA, on May 27, 1951, the son of Lawrence and Virginia (Kinberg) Schmidt. Growing up he attended schools in Washington. He was an enlisted soldier with the US Army during the Vietnam War (1969-1972), where he received his GED. Following his honorable discharge, Russell met Jacqueline Kennedy (also known as ‘Jackie’ to Russ). The couple was united in marriage on February 14, 1975 and were blessed with son, Lawrence and daughter, Delynn. In 2002, Russell and Jackie moved and made their home in Halliday. For many years, Russell enjoyed coaching The Special Olympics. A couple of years ago, they moved and made Dickinson their home. Russell loved and cherished his children. He will be missed.
Russell is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; son, Lawrence Schmidt (fiancé Sarah Flink) of Bismarck; daughter, Delynn Schmidt of Bismarck; brother, Larry Schmidt of Tacoma, WA; sister, Lynn Chapman of Seattle, WA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Virginia Schmidt.